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NSCAS Summative Assessments

  • Measures student performance against NE content area standards.
  •  ELA and Math assessments in grades 3 through 8 – computer-adaptive assessment.
  • Science assessment grades 5 & 8.

NSCAS General Summative AssessmentLearn More

NWEA Nebraska Portal

NWEA Contacts

Alternate assessment tests have been designed for students with severe cognitive disabilities or multi-handicapping conditions, generally less than 1% of the overall student population.

NSCAS Alternative Summative AssessmentLearn More

DRC Insight

DRC Contacts

All students, including special education students and English Language Learners who are in their third-year cohort of high school must participate in the ACT.


ACT Nebraska Portal

ACT Contacts

Year 1: Students are included in participation calculations, but are excluded from the ELA and Math accountability.
Year 2: Results are used in growth measures.
Year 3: Students are included in all accountability calculations.

English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21’st CenturyLearn More

ELL Page

ELPA21 Contact

 NSCAS Interim Assessment Supports

Assessments administered at different intervals between instruction to help educators better understand student learning needs and determine growth toward learning goals.

NSCAS Interim AssessmentsLearn More
MAP Growth
NWEA Contacts

NSCAS Formative Assessment Supports

Checks for student understanding during instruction. Given as needed, daily in the classroom throughout the year to help teachers address student learning needs in-the-moment.

NSCAS Formative AssessmentsLearn More

NSCAS Resources

NSCAS Overview

Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System Overview

Documents Upload Page

Technical Reports

Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System Technical Reports

Test Development
Opportunities & Applications

Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System Test Development & Applications

AQUESTT Accountability 

Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow Website

Nebraska Education

Nebraska Education Profile Page

Important Dates

Important Assessment Dates

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Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System Assessment Team Contact Page

Updated March 31, 2021 12:29pm